If you want to look your best without surgery, dermal fillers can provide an alternative that’s just as effective. If you are interested in this procedure, you might be worried about possible side effects or long-term effects on your skin’s health. Dove Dental & Wellbeing Spa offers patients dermal fillers and aftercare tips to help guide you through the process, what to expect and how to keep your skin healthy for years to come. Our caring and experienced practitioners are committed to helping you achieve the look you want through the safest and most comfortable methods possible, with no downtime. If you would like more information about this procedure or anything else we offer, please contact us today!


What To Expect After Your Dermal Filler Treatment

After the procedure is completed, you should expect discomfort, swelling, and bruising. This is a normal response and usually goes away after a few days. Please contact our clinic as soon as possible if swelling persists for more than seven days or if you experience other reactions following lip enhancement that our dentist didn’t mention as a possible side effect.

You should avoid certain medications – speak with us to find out which ones to avoid before and after treatment.

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Dermal Fillers Aftercare

To ensure you are getting the best results possible and that your skin is being properly cared for, we offer these dermal filler aftercare tips:


✓ Place ice on the treatment area.

✓ Take arnica tablets to help prevent bruising and paracetamol for discomfort.

✓ Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

✓ Consume healthy foods such as fresh fruits & vegetables. The vitamins and minerals will aid in the healing process.

✓ Ensure you eat healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables. The vitamins and minerals will assist the healing process.


✖ Do not itch, massage, or pick at the injection site. This is natural and should vanish within a few hours to a few days. Symptoms lasting longer than 3 days should be brought to our attention.

✖ Don’t go to the gym or soak in a hot tub for 24 hours.

✖ Don’t eat any citrus or spicy foods; avoid alcohol and cigarettes as well.

✖ Don’t pick at your wound or apply makeup during the healing time.

✖ Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours before treatment

✖ Don’t take any non steroidal anti inflammatory medication (ibuprofen and aspirin)

✖ To ensure your safety, do not use dermal fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have allergies to any ingredients, or suffer from neurological disorders. Please inquire about the risk of this before the treatment.


Dermal Filler Aftercare FAQ

Dermal fillers are a long-lasting treatment but not permanent. You always have the choice to change treatments and to repeat the procedure – often. Generally, people opt for a follow-up procedure within six to twelve months of the initial treatment of wrinkles. When lips have been treated, a follow-up may be required within six months. If an optimal correction is not achieved within 2 – 4 weeks, then a touch-up treatment may be necessary.
You should wait at least a week after a dermal filler treatment before getting semi-permanent makeup.
The sun is fine to be exposed to every day, but avoid the heat of sun beds and sunscreen for 48 hours after treatment.
When you are wearing dermal fillers, the urge to touch the newly treated area is strong - but resist! Touching the fresh treatment area increases the risk of infection and inadvertently moving the soft filler. It is okay to clean your face as you normally would, but be gentle. Always wash your hands before attempting to touch your face otherwise the bacteria could cause a serious infection that requires antibiotics to resolve. The injection risk has been eliminated after 3 weeks, so be patient.
Allow at least six hours after a dermal filler treatment before going swimming to be sure that the injection points are fully healed and the risk of infection is no more.